Facebook Going After Fake News in African Languages

Facebook, in partnership with Africa Check, has added new local language support for several African languages to fortify its third-party fact-checking programme. The program, which was launched in Sub-Saharan Africa last year, will now add languages including Yoruba, Igbo, Swahili, Wolof, Afrikaans, Zulu, Setswana and Sotho. The initiative helps to assess the accuracy of news on the platform, thereby reducing the spread of fake news

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